Live in Waetjen Auditorium - Nov. 13, 2016 at 7 pm

The first concert of our sixth season will be on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7 PM in Waetjen Auditorium on the campus of Cleveland State University. Also performing on the concert will be the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony 2, under the direction of Darren Allen and Michael Komperda, both performers with the Cleveland Winds.

In addition to his duties with CYWS 2, Mr. Allen is the band director at Bay High School in Bay Village, OH. Currently in his eighth year teaching, Mr. Komperda teaches middle school and high school band in Rocky River, directs the RRMS Jazz Band, and assists with the RRHS Marching Band.


Our repertoire for this concert will include:

  • Through the Looking Glass: Jess Langston Turner
  • Instinctive Travels: Michael Markowski
  • Blue Shades: Frank Ticheli
  • Bliss: Michael Torke
  • The Fairest of the Fair: John Philip Sousa
  • Symphony on the Themes of John Philip Sousa, Mvt 3 - Fairest of the Fair: Ira Hearshen

Complete concert program notes are available here.

Guest Conductors

We are extraordinarily fortunate to have two outstanding guest conductors on this concert. Cynthia Johnston Turner is the Director of Bands at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia. Tim Reynish, formerly of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, is perhaps the best known wind conductor on the planet. His last appearance with the Cleveland Winds was in November 2014, and it is our pleasure to have him back on the podium.

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